Friendship Quotes

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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte



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